I am honored to stand up for the taxpayers of the First District of Tennessee and America. This bill makes the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 permanent and ensures the American people will not see any of the tax increases House Democrats are currently proposing on things like marriage, childbirth, adoption, earning money, saving money, paying college loans and dying.

These tax cuts should be made permanent to protect families as well as make certain that America has the opportunity for continued economic growth. Presidents Kennedy, Reagan, and Bush made tax cuts available, our country experienced measurable growth.

By making tax cuts permanent and continuing to grow our economy, this Congress can go a long way in restoring the trust of the American people and build a better, brighter future for East Tennessee and our country.

Right now, there are people across the First District of Tennessee that are worrying about how they will going to pay to fill up their gas tank. The last thing we need to do is to raise taxes.